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    Green Day, Rick Rubin join U2 for album

    NEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Record producer Rick Rubin and California rockers Green Day are teaming up with U2 for the newest studio album from the legendary rock group.

    Billboard magazine reported that the Irish rockers have been working with Rubin in the studio for the last month and will be joined by Green Day to record a cover of "The Saints Are Coming," a song by the Scottish punk band the Skids.

    The new album will mark the first studio album from U2 since 2004's "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" and all proceeds from its track with Green Day will go directly to support the Hurricane Katrina charity Music Rising.
    Last year, U2 guitarist the Edge -- whose real name is Dave Howell Evans -- co-founded the fund, which helps raise money for instrument replacement in New Orleans, an area important to Green Day as well, Billboard said.

    "One year later, the devastation is still fresh in our minds, and we'd like to keep it in yours," the "Nimrod" rockers wrote on their Web site. "New Orleans has always been a special city to us, being a hotbed of music and creativity, and it's hard to believe parts of the Gulf region still remain devastated. We feel that it's important to continue to raise awareness."
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    I can't wait to hear it.


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      New U2!

      That's the best news I'd heard all day!

      :yea: :yea: :yea:


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        U2, Green Day are coming to the Superdome

        Posted 9/14/2006 8:42 AM ET

        By Bob Riha Jr., USA TODAY
        U2: The Edge, left, and Bono will perform in New Orleans to beneift Music Rising.

        By Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY

        To trumpet a milestone in New Orleans' recovery and beat the drum for more assistance, U2 and Green Day will stage an NFL pre-game performance Sept. 25 at the official reopening of the Superdome.

        The show will precede the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons, the first event in the Superdome since Katrina turned the battered stadium into a leaky refuge for flood victims.

        U2 and Green Day will play three or four songs, including the newly recorded The Saints Are Coming, a 1978 punk tune by Scottish band The Skids. The appearance will utilize New Orleans musicians, including Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and brass bands.
        U2 guitarist The Edge spearheaded the event and record on behalf of the Music Rising ( campaign he co-founded in 2005 to replace musical instruments lost in the Gulf hurricanes.

        The snarling Saints seemed apt for the occasion (sample line: "A drowning sorrow floods the deepest grief"), and Skids singer Richard Jobson, visiting the studio Wednesday, gave his blessing for the bands to pen additional lyrics.

        "We had been talking to Green Day about finding a project at some point that would suit both bands," Edge said from London. "This was the perfect song and the perfect gig. The tune is the intersection of U2's musical roots and the sweet spot where Green Day are musically. Billie Joe (Armstrong) and Bono sounded great singing it. Even as a rough mix, it sounds amazing."

        Edge hopes the event will remind viewers of the city's vibrant musical culture and unmet recovery needs.
        "The Superdome itself symbolizes a rebirth," he says. "It was a destroyed building and the scene of horrendous suffering. To see it redeemed is a wonderful sign."

        The event launches Music Rising Phase II, which aims to supply instruments to schools, churches and organizations, especially in poor neighborhoods. The first phase placed instruments in the hands of about 2,100 musicians.
        "The entire city is one giant music academy," Edge says. "It's crucial that people have the opportunity to come back, and we see music as a catalyst for that. Schools and churches are a great way to start.
        "We're skirting politics," he says. "Everyone in New Orleans can agree that the music is unique and positive. It's a rallying point across all racial and political divides."

        Live coverage begins at 8:20 p.m. ET on ESPN with a simultaneous Westwood One broadcast offered non-exclusively to stations worldwide. Rhapsody will stream the audio, and a special track and video download will be sold for a limited time after the event at
        Last edited by Monorail Man; 10-15-2006, 10:31 PM.
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          NFL Goes Marching In to New Orleans

          September 15, 2006

          By Barry Janoff

          Monday Night Football, will be preceded by a concert starring U2 and Green Day. ESPN will broadcast the performance live during its Monday Night Countdown

          "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006


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            New Song, Green Day Collab To Enrich U2 Best-Of

            October 03, 2006, 1:10 AM ET

            Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
            A new song and a cover of Scottish punk band the Skids' "The Saints Are Coming" with Green Day will be found on a U2 compilation due Nov. 21 via Interscope. The as-yet-untitled set, which will also be available in a deluxe edition, will feature "16 of U2's best-songs," according to the band's Web site.

            Both the new song and the Skids cover were recorded last month at London's Abbey Road Studio with producer Rick Rubin. U2 and Green Day debuted the cover live last week at the re-opening of the New Orleans Superdome; it is available for download exclusively until Oct. 30 via Rhapsody, after which point it will hit additional download retailers. A CD single will follow on Nov. 6.

            U2's most recent compilation, "The Best Of 1990-2000," was released in December 2002 and included material up through the 2000 album "All That You Can't Leave Behind."

            As previously reported, the band will resume its Vertigo tour Nov. 7 in Brisbane.
            Last edited by Monorail Man; 10-15-2006, 10:31 PM.
            "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006


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              Re: U2 working with Green Day & Rick Rubin

              2 Great bands make one Super Assume Great Ablum (it sound a little stupid but it is a great thing)
              Happy Halloween!!!


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